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Why Are Diesel Trucks So Popular?

There are many reasons that diesel trucks are so popular. In fact, it’s kind of surprising that more people don’t own one. But they will. They are well known for having the necessary torque needed for towing and hauling. Diesels also have better fuel efficiency, a further driving range, and tend to hold their resale value better than gasoline powered vehicles. 

Auto manufacturers are now offering more diesel-powered options. Light trucks and vans now offer the same benefits as their larger counterparts. Sales are expected to rise because of the awesome benefits associated with diesel powered vehicles. Currently, 3% of all passenger vehicles are diesel while that number jumps to 13% for pickups. There are more than 6.6 million diesel pickups on US roads today. 

According to the Diesel Technology Forum, diesels offer 20% to 35% more towing and torque power and has the capacity to drive more than 150 miles further on a full tank of fuel. That can save diesel pickup drivers more than 200 gallons a year and with today’s fuel prices, that’s huge! Those statistics translate into a fuel savings equivalent to what the numbers would be if 15% of all vehicles in the United States were completely electric.
 
For the longest time, diesel trucks were only offered in the larger models. Now that they are showing up in the lighter duty trucks, vans, and cars, diesel sales will continue to increase. The fact that they not only offer more power but that they also provide significantly greater fuel efficiency means that diesel power offers win-win options across the board. Even if you aren’t planning to tow anything heavy, or nothing at all, it still makes sense to consider a diesel powered vehicle, especially considering how well they have historically held such great resale value. 
 
If you already own a ciesel powered vehicle or you’re contemplating purchasing one in the near future, breathe easy knowing that you have highly skilled diesel mechanics in your backyard right here in Etna Green with the team at Mast Service Center. We can help you decide on the right diesel for you and we can partner with you on regularly scheduled preventive maintenance to help you get the most out of your investment. 

Make sure to schedule an appointment today with the pros at Mast Service Center. Please note that our Breman location was closed on November 30, 2018, and our operations have migrated to our new, larger, Etna Green facility. Mast Service Center is located at 8608 North State Road 19 in Etna Green, IN 46524. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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